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Deere & Company opens operation in Russia

February 4, 2005

Deere & Company has opened an assembly facility in Orenburg, Russia to provide seeding carts and air seeding tools to customers in Russia and other CIS markets.Establishing the assembly operation in...

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Airgas names vice president–hardgoods

February 4, 2005

Airgas Inc. has appointed David E. Levin as vice president–hardgoods, with responsibility for product management of all welding/MRO hardgoods and safety products. Levin had been vice...

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Alcan appoints executive vice president

February 3, 2005

Alcan Inc. has announced that Michael Hanley has been appointed executive vice president of the company and is joining the Office of the President. Hanley will retain his responsibilities as president...

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Forum to help Great Lakes area manufacturers compete

February 2, 2005

More than 50 organizations from several states and the province of Ontario are partnering to present the Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum, March 3–4 at the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan...

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Manufacturing activity grows for 20th consecutive month

February 1, 2005

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in January for the 20th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the...

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Toyota celebrates Tijuana Plant grand opening

February 1, 2005

Baja California Governor Eugenio Elorduy joined state and local leaders and Toyota associates and executives today for the grand opening celebration of Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California...

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Fuel cell-powered forklift demonstrated at GM facility

February 1, 2005

General Motors (GM) of Canada Ltd. and Hydrogenics Corp. today demonstrated a fuel-cell powered forklift supported by an onsite hydrogen fueling station at a GM facility.Hydrogenics is leading a...

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Mid-South MSCI to host manufacturing meeting in Atlanta

January 31, 2005

The Mid-South Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on manufacturing in Atlanta on February 24.Event speakers include Stephen Makarewicz, president of the...

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Timken to modify specialty steel pricing policy

January 31, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Company, announced that it is changing its pricing policy to "price in effect at time of shipment" to select market segments, effective with shipments...

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Parker Hannifin elects Kennametal executive to board

January 27, 2005

Parker Hannifin Corp. has elected Markos I. Tambakeras, chairman, president, and CEO of Kennametal Inc., to its board of directors in the class whose term continues through 2006. He will join the...

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2004 increase in durable-goods demand highest in 10 years

January 27, 2005

In December, new orders for manufactured durable goods, items made to last three years or more, increased $1.2 billion or 0.6 percent to $200.3 billion, the Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau...

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December and 2004 mass layoffs lower than previous years

January 27, 2005

In December 2004, employers took 1,614 mass layoff actions, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor's...

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Chrysler to invest in Belvidere, Ill. plant, create jobs

January 26, 2005

Chrysler Group Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Frank Ewasyshyn today joined Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President of the DaimlerChrysler Department...

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Timken names vice president–product innovation

January 26, 2005

Donald J. Remboski has been named vice president–product innovation in The Timken Company's Technology Group at Timken Research in North Canton, Ohio. In this position, Remboski creates...

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AISI elects new chairman, vice chairmen

January 26, 2005

The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO of United States Steel Corp., to a one-year term as AISI chairman. In this...

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